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Harlan J. Berk Ltd.
Buy or Bid Sale 215  4 May 2021
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Leontius. Solidus; Leontius; 695-698 AD. Constantinople, Solidus, 4.47g. Berk-190, Sear-1330, MIB-1. 0bv: D LEO - N PE AV Bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding akakia and cross on globe. Rx: VICTORIA - [AV]SU T (officina 9) Cross potent on three steps, CoNoB beneath. Acquired from Harlan Berk, 1997.Tremendous portrait. Coins of Leontius were in the past considered very rare because scholars at the time read the word Leo in the obverse legend and decided the coins were Leo III, commenting that someday someone might be lucky enough to find a Leontius. MS
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